Alabama men’s basketball hosts Auburn in final home game of regular season


Alabama head coach Avery Johnson is seen on the sidelines during the second half in an NCAA college basketball quarterfinal game against Auburn at the Southeastern Conference tournament Friday, March 9, 2018, in St. Louis. Alabama won 81-63. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala (Alabama Athletics) — Alabama will take on in-state rival Auburn on Tuesday night in the final regular season home contest of the year. It marks the second meeting between the two teams this season, as the Tigers captured an 84-63 victory over the Tide back on Feb. 2 in Auburn Arena.

Tuesday’s game will mark the 160th meeting on the hardwood between the two schools, which is the fourth-most games UA has played against any one opponent. The Crimson Tide owns a 95-64 edge in the series, as the 95 victories also rank fourth-best against any foe in program history.

UA owns an all-time record of 42-8 when playing Auburn in Coleman Coliseum, including wins in eight of the last nine games played between the teams under the arched roof. The Tide is 49-9 when hosting the Tigers in Tuscaloosa.

Despite the loss last month in Auburn, Alabama has won 12 of the last 19 games played between the two teams, including eight of the last nine games played in Coleman Coliseum. Auburn’s only win during that stretch came on Feb. 4, 2017.

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